Lyrically, Ed remains a hopeless romantic throughout, a thread his longtime fans have come to find rather endearing. But when happens when the whiskey starts kicking in? Perhaps Collabs No. 6 will provide an answer to that question. In any case, he and Khalid make for a formidable pair of young songwriters, arguably some of the pop landscape’s best. It’s no wonder they managed to find common ground so effectively, and “Beautiful People” will likely enjoy a lofty future on the pop charts.